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BURGHLEY HOUSE

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Country house constructed 1555-87 on the site on an early 16th century house and a possible medieval chapel. The house comprises four wings, three stories high, situated around an open court. During the 1680s-90s much of the interior was redecorated and the south front was altered. The alterations to the interior include the decoration of the ballroom in 1689 by Laguerre and the addition of carvings by Grinling Gibbons. The south side of the house was altered by Capability Brown in 1763-5 and the courtyard was altered in the 1830s by Gandy-Deering.

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